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Cost of Living in Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 12, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Thailand is generally quite affordable. A nice one bedroom apartment in Thailand can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost from $600 to $1,200 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Thailand is usually around $10 to $15 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Thailand high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Thailand, they wrote:

"It depends on your life style, I know people who live on 50,000 baht a month, we spend about 100,00 baht a little more, a little less, depending on what we are doing," explained one expat.

"The cost of living in Thailand is generally quite low compared to other parts of the world. It is possible to find good value accommodation, food and entertainment. On the other hand, prices can vary depending on the location and the type of lifestyle one wants to live. Shopping is also quite affordable, with both local and international brands available. Generally speaking, an individual can live comfortably in Thailand on a budget," said one person in Thailand.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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